Château La Coste
Château La Coste – The name conjures up fine reds, complex whites, floral and fruity pinks, and expressive sparkling wines, but that is far from all to be found at this intersection of organically grown wine. There’s art, architecture, food, hospitality, and scenic beauty. This unique wine estate is located just outside Aix-en-Provence and celebrates the best of life as experienced through all the senses.
First, the winery. Château La Coste produces organic wines from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and IGP Portes de Méditerranée. Covering some 200 hectares, the estate boasts a wine-making tradition dating back to Roman times, in a remarkable setting featuring vineyards, cypresses, stone pines, olive trees, and oaks.
Inspired by the exceptional terroir, Château La Coste uses organic processes and applies biodynamic principles, prioritizing quality over quantity. In 2009, Château La Coste’s wines were given the “Organic Farming” label, which acknowledges the estate’s respect for the land and for practicing farming methods in perfect harmony with nature.
Varietal blending takes place in a state-of-the-art vat room, equipped to bring out the fruit’s natural flavors and aromas. The cellar provides optimal conditions for producing wines that convey the subtleties of the terroir of Provence.
In addition to fabulous wine, Château La Coste offers guests an abundance of experiences, including a luxury hotel, a variety of restaurants, and an internationally renowned center for contemporary art and architecture, all sited in the scenic beauty that is Provence. Whether in person or online, you can view temporary or permanent exhibits by artists and architects as diverse as Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, Bob Dylan, Alexander Calder, Paul Matisse, Frank O. Gehry, Louise Bourgeois, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Serra, and more.